The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Delaney Ruston, a grantee to India, makes films on community mental health.
"Some people thought traveling with five children under seven would be a disaster, but we found it a rewarding and enriching experience. Maybe some of these tips will help your big family make a Fulbright work, too."
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Marie Nazon conducted a qualitative study with the goal of developing an understanding and awareness of women’s experiences with empowerment in self-help groups in Senegal. The study examined how women in self-help groups associate empowerment with changes in women’s social, economical, and psychological conditions after their involvement. Dr. Nazon’s host institution in Senegal was Tostan International where she served as social work consultant for the Tostan Prison Project.
Kavery Kaul returned to India to make documentaries.
So much has changed in the years I have been away from India ... This turned out to be the most productive and rewarding experience of my life.
As the need for more versatile ways to conduct research abroad is growing, opportunities for scholars to spend multiple semesters away from their institutions are not keeping pace. Many scholars must respond to changing priorities across fields that emphasize both international experience and collaborative and innovative research.
"During my Fulbright grant in Thailand, I sought evidence of how social support creates situations in which people achieve positive identities, a process instrumental in rendering their subjective experience of pain."
A Fulbright experience in Brazil
The Fulbright Scholar Program, and its sponsor, the U.S. Department of State, are eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics through new opportunities in a range of countries and fields